Dallas Named One of the Top Ten Cities in the U.S. for Vegans

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Many Texans would guess that Austin would top the list of cities in the Lone Star State that has a substantial amount of cuisine tailored for vegans, so it might be surprising to hear that a magazine called VegNews named Dallas as the only Texas city in their list of the “Top 10 Vegan Cities in America.” Dallas comes in at number eight after New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Oakland, and Miami.

In a state where barbecue reigns supreme, vegans sometimes have to search high and low for a tasty Texas meal. Luckily, Dallas has a slew of fantastic options for vegans. “What’s big about the vegan options in Dallas is the variety—diners, pubs, pizzerias, raw, Mexican, Indian, and Vietnamese,” VegNews writes. Their top three vegan restaurant choices include V-Eats Modern Vegan, which features comfort food, El Palote Panadería, home of vegan Mexican food, and Spiral Diner & Bakery.

GuideLive points out that Dallas also hosted the biggest vegetarian-themed festival in the state last year. “It’s a day of free food, live music and games that brought more than 10,000 people to Reverchon Park in 2016,” they write. Also, well-known vegan author and activist Carol J. Adams lives in Dallas, plus, specialty store Kat Mendenhall Boots features non-leather cowboy boots available for sale. All of these veg-friendly elements helped land Dallas on the top 10 list.